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, big news if you drive a toyota or have been watching our exclusive reporting on cars that owners say accelerated out of control. a billion dollar settlement to tell you about and more when "360" continues. >>> big news, a billion dollars worth in fact. a story that 360 has been out in front of. toyota today announcing a massive payout, $1.1 billion dollars to settle a lawsuit to customers who say their cars went out of control. over 16 million people may be covered by the settlement which covers a record fine toyota paid federal regulators earlier this month. "360" has been on this since the beginning. back in february, drew griffin uncovered a link between the acceleration and toyota software that highlighted an internal memo that the company concedes it did not give to federal investigators. his story featured a customer who said she is convinced that her brand new lexus surged ahead on its on. >> reporter: tonya sputz thought that the problems with suddenly accelerating toyotas were old news which is why she bought the car of her dreams, this 2011 lexus ef350 last june. >> did you
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to the hospital in november. >>> a cash payout coming to millions of toyota drivers. >>> right away, i thought, a card from an angel. >> lost and found. a thrift store discovery that managed to connect friends that were lost and found a new friend along the way. >>> costs go up to survive. we have to do it. >> and your next batch of shirts could cost a little more. the international trade dispute that has your dry cleaner wired for a surprise hike. >>> hi-def doppler is showing rain-free conditions throughout the bay area. mostly clear, chilly conditions. beautiful shot from our new oakland cam. i'll have your foreca,,,,,,,,,,, a class action lawsuit over unintended accel >>> toyota says it will pay more than $1 billion to settle a class action lawsuit over unintended acceleration in its vehicles. the proposed settlement would be one of the largest of its type in automotive history. if approved by a federal judge, toyota would make cash payments for vehicles devalued by multiple recalls and install special safety features on more than three million cars. >> for consumers, the two major defects
about 3:00 this afternoon. >>> a big pay out for some toyota owners. the settlement announced today that will cost the automaker more than $1 billion. >> a major feat. a bay area city cut its homicide look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> if you own a toyota, you could be getting money from the automaker. details on a big settlement. >> reporter: i did speak with several toyota dealerships here in the south bay, and no one wanted to talk with me on camera. one service manager did tell me, he expects to be impacted by this massive sett
in the to be grumpy about all of this. >>> toyota has agreed to pay a $1.1 billion settlement. that would be to settle a class-action suit over sudden acceleration issues. under the agreement, toyota will install a break override system in affected cars. it will set up a fund of $250 million for former toyota owners who sold their cars from september of 2009 through all of 2010. that would go to compensate owners for their car's reduced value because of bad publicity. toyota's attorneys say a separate fund of $250 million will also be established to compensate current owners whose vehicles aren't eligible for that break override system. >>> in this terrible weather, rescuers are racing to save that giant sick beached wheel off breezy point in queens. if that sounds familiar, it was one of the areas leveled by hurricane sandy. and a phi sparked by the storm, the 50-foot long whale is believed to be a female hump back. experts say the likelihood of it surviving isn't good. the whale appears to be very skinny and weak. >>> lathis afternoon, the late daniel inouye's successor will be appointed. brian scha
was toyota drivers. >> i opened it up and i saw sue's name. and right away, i thought a card from an angel! >> lost and found. the thrift store discovery that managed to connect friends that were lost and found a new friend along the way. >> and your next batch of clean shirts could cost a little more. the international trade dispute that has your dry cleaner wired for a price hike. >> mother nature sprayed and windex, and the radar is squeaky clean! nothing out there! when does the rain come back? the answer in your forecast. ,,,,,,,,,, annual "treecycling" program starts next week >>> getting tired of your christmas tree? san francisco's annual tree-cycling program starts next week. they dragged out that chipper today to show us what it does with the trees. last year, more than 500 tons of christmas trees were collected in san francisco. >>> toyota says it will pay more than $1 billion to settle a class action lawsuit over unintended acceleration in its vehicles. it would be one of the largest upon its type in automotive history. and it will install special safety features on 3 million c
with a white toyota sending it flying through a liquor store. surveillance video captured the impact. this all began with an earlier report of shots fired at a car from a nearby public housing complex. police tried to pull the driver over but said the driver sped away. >> as officers approached the vehicle, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and ran through the next two intersections. colliding with the white vehicle. >> the passenger in the toyota a woman in her 20s died a the the scene. a 26-year-old man who was walking into the liquor store also died at the scene. the driver of that toyota suffered life threatening injuries. >>> time now 4:35. oakland police say they are noticing troubling trends as they notice to tackle violence. 131 people were killed in oakland in 2012. some of the gang related killings. police also say the use of a pure form of the drug ecstasy is ohm boldening attackers. >>> some students in the north bay are returning back to empty classrooms after their school was burglarized over the winter break. coming up at 4:45 what the thieves got away with and hi nic
a season long battle. >> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> what started out as a slow d into a certainly turne nail biter. now, the redskins are the cowboys 28-18. a two-minute warning, we will all the highlights in just few minutes. the vikings costing the packers hosting the packers. tis the game at 34. holdup -- looked at him go. 24 seconds. peterson and finished 9 yards of his rushing record. is the whole 9 yards. minnesota, 37-34. bears are on the road against the lions. over the middle. the lions are down, up 3.5 minutes to go. cutler scrambles for a first yard. the bears win 26-24, but failed to make the playoffs. with a lot of help from michael 49btree, the san francisco years -- 49ers with another crown. second quarter, up 6-0 trailing. there you go. they take a 7-6 lead. why not repeat it? crabtree had again. 27-francisco goes on to win 13. 14-3 broncos. he has changed that town and the team. thomas makes a great one-handed catch. that is a play of the day. for his first game back since diagnosed with leukemia, was papain a in a
the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. cords were sort after the redskins' win. the entire city came alive knowing there is playoff the first time in five years. years since the redskins were the division crown. bere is still more work to done. a bigger test lies ahead on sunday against the seattle seahawks. business will go on as usual. >> nothing really changes. you get ready like you do every week. on your football team understands what your first goal is. a home fieldve game. we have been able to accomplish that. tot is the mindset to begin talk about it. now you take it one of the time. >> i am sure everybody wants to that dallas loss. the seahawks are led by another of the year candidate. it is the first season in nfl rookie that three in thebacks are playoffs. the redskins lost to seattle in last in 2005 and 2007. prudential be on their minds come sunday. -- revenge will be on their minds come sunday. this is jordan rogers, look at the catch. was ruled incomplete, but after a second look, i see it. vendor built beats nc state. -- a vendor built -- vanderb
the single most supported petition ever on whitehouse.gov. >>> 4:39. toyota will pay more than $1 billion to settle a class action lawsuit over unintended acceleration in some of its vehicles. the settlement is one of the largest of its type in automotive history. drivers sued toyota because floor mats were stuck causing the vehicle to accelerate. under the agreement toyota will install a brake override system and other special safety features on more than three million cars. >> for consumers it means that two major defects in toyota vehicles are going to get fixed. so the bad news, well, how many more defects are there? how many more recalls are there going to be? i mean, after all, toyota in the last three years has recalled over 10 million vehicles. >> if it's approved by a federal judge, toyota will make cash payments to owners who sold their cars at a reduced price due to the bad publicity. the settlement, however, does not resolve claims by people who want money for injuries or deaths linked to the sudden acceleration problem. >>> the bomb squad helped deal with an explosive situati
safety features and compensate owners. driver's suit toyota becmats for gettingp causing their fee of vehicles to accelerate. under the agreement toyota will install a break over ride system. the company will also set up a fund of $250 million to compensate former toyota employee owners who sold their cars at a reduced value because of the negative publicity. despite bad news for toyota is still set to overtake general motors and reclaim the world's biggest car maker title for 2012. the japanese car maker announced its worldwide sales should rise 22% this year to 9.7 million vehicles. meanwhile gm is on pace for a full years of sales above of about 9.3 million vehicles. toyota has stages comeback after losing the top spot to gm in 2011 when toyota sales and production were hit by japan's earthquake and tsunami. >> we are getting a look at this morning at starbucks come the other campaign. it's the coffee shops public stance on avoiding the fiscal cliff. the starbucks ceo as its workers at 120 d.c. area stores to write come together on coffee cups they serve today and tomorrow. he s
being with us. thanks indeed, carol. toyota, here is the news, it's going to pay a fine of 1.1 billion dollars. it will settle those lawsuits, remember the scandal? that unintended ak sole ration n some cars that took off on their own. the-- that's actually up. it's a lot of money to pay for a fine, but investors knew it was coming and factored into the stock and maybe some relief it's only, quote, unquote, 1.1 billion. the next question, of 1.1 billion how much did the lawyers get? we'll have a lawyer for you in a few minutes. trial lawyer, mark lanier is here to defend the lawyers fees. hundreds of millions, how about that. and we're about to tumble over the fiscal cliff, and millions of americans face higher taxes if congress does not reach a deal. how much more would you have to pay? find out next and we'll have the opening belfour you after the break. with fidelity's new options platform, we've completely integrated every step of the process, making it easier to try filters and strategies... to get a list of equity option.. evaluate them with our p&l calculator... and execute fast
. toyota has agreed to pay some former prius owners and fix millions of other cars. this was part of a settlement worth more than $1 billion to deal with the problem of some priuses suddenly accelerating. toyota will give 16 million current toyota owners supplemental warranty coverage for certain problems. toyota will retrofit 3.2 million priuses with a brake override system. and toyota will offer cash payments to customers who sold their prius cars or turned in leased priuses between september 2009 and december 2010. that's to compensate them for the car's lost value. >> for consumers, it means that two major defects in toyota vehicles will be fixed but how many more defects are there? how many more recalls are there going to be? after all, toyota in the last three years recalled over 10 million vehicles. >> what this settlement. does not resolve, claims by people who want money for injuries or deaths linked to the sudden acceleration problems. a federal judge still has to okay the settlement. >>> the rain may be gone from the skies but saturated hillsides can still pose a dange
up. >>> now, toyota motor has launched a redesigned crown, one of its signature models. the auto maker aims to attract japanese car owners who are thinking about replacing their current vehicles. ♪ strangers in the night ♪ exchanging glances it's the 14th restyling of the crown. a high-end model that was first released back in 1955. the new crown features drastic changes in design such as a large front grill. it has a conservative image and targets relatively older drivers and corporate customers. but toyota hopes that the new design will attract younger customers as well. >> translator: in a country like japan, where the population is shrinking, it's more important to encourage car owners to replace their vehicles than to develop new customers. >> toyota says the car maker wants to stimulate the overall japanese car market with his firm's new model. >>> people who take medicine around the world could soon be popping pills made by a japanese chemical firm. executives at mitsubishi chemical holdings are expanding their medical concern with a new acquisition. company representa
the black chevy immediately after it plowed into a white toyota slamming that car into the front of a corner store. a passenger in the toyota was killed along with a 26-year-old man who just happened to be on the sidewalk. a surveillance camera pointed at the front door showed the exact moment of impact which almost made a store employee another one of the ingnaw sent -- innocent victims. >> it is really scary. one minute you are here and the second minute you are gone. my employee was seconds away from being hit by the door that got hit by the car. >> the chain of events began when police got a call that shots were fired from a black chevy at a public housing complex at 15th and valencia. a few blocks from the store officers stopped a car matching that description. >> officers were exiting the vehicle. the vehicle was reported to have a firearm in it. object -- obviously it was a shots fired call. the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and ran through the next two intersections. >> the medical examiner identified the pedestrian as 26-year-old francisco gutierrez. the passenger who die
of officers approaching the black chevy immediately after it plowed into a white toyota slamming that car into the front of a corner store. a passenger in the toyota was killed along with a 26-year-old man who just happened to be on the sidewalk. a surveillance camera pointed at the front door showed the exact moment of impact which almost made a store employee another one of the ingnaw sent -- innocent victims. >> it is really scary. one minute you are here and the second minute you are gone. my employee was seconds away from being hit by the door that got hit by the car. >> the chain of events began when police got a call that shots were fired from a black chevy at a public housing complex at 15th and valencia. a few blocks from the store officers stopped a car matching that description. >> officers were exiting the vehicle. the vehicle was reported to have a firearm in it. object -- obviously it was a shots fired call. the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and ran through the next two intersections. >> the medical examiner identified the pedestrian as 26-year-old francisco gutie
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. >>> toyota has agreed to set al lawsuit. you probably remember this. the automaker has agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features to compensate owners. drivers sued toyota because floor mats were getting stuck causing their vehicles to accelerate. under the agreement toyota said that they will install a brake override system in three million vehicles. >>> all right, time now for a check of the forecast. mike is up here with us once again. you are working double time. >> sure and you may need the four wheel drive over the weekend. uh-oh. >> again? >> yeah again unfortunately. >> christmas eve. >> yeah. >> day after. >> day after. >> new year's eve. >> close. >> probably today too you said. >> ish, yes. this is -- all right it's a saturday storm to kind of make this a little bit clearer. we're not sure how much snow could fall. >> you got a number left? >> i'm just going to go to the wall okay? all right. let's do this thing. oh man we'll do that tomorrow morning. frederick how bad it got. a moon out there. 37 degrees. that sunrise around 7:25. and yes, it's a
in toyota sales, the company plans to spend more than a billion dollars to compensate owners. even if they don't own a toyota anymore. alison kosik has more. tell us about how this deal is going to pay out people who currently own toyotas and those who sold them. >> there are three parts to this. this is turning out to be one of the biggest lawsuits of its kind. it reinvolves around the sticky pedal issue. that's where some drivers said they experienced unintended acceleration. their gas pedals got stuck in floor mats. this settlement is going to cover about 16 million vehicles for 1998 to 2010 models. once a judge approves the settlement, current owners of the cars will get a brake override system installed as well as a customer care plan with a ten-year warranty on parts tied to the acceleration. another part will compensation current owners whose cars are not eligible for the system and a third and separate fund will go to all the former toyota owners who sold their cars but for reduced prices because of all the negative publicity surrounding these events. the settlement does no
buildings in the nigerian capital. damascus courts of meant for toyota, agreeing to pay out more than $1 billion because of faulty vehicles. and find out what will happen as a climate change crosses the ocean. egypt's president admitted that he made some mistakes and is calling for unity to move the country into the new year. the opposition isn't listening, they're calling for more protests. >> it was the most conciliatory tone that the president had since the political crisis exploded last month. there was no floury religious verses or talk about a conspiracy, just a parent humility. >> during this transition, there have been mistakes that i take full responsibility for this. god knows i would not take any decision except in the interest of the country. i am not after power or authority. it is the egyptian people level the authority. >> the response was immediate. >> we will continue the fight against the institution which is not representative and does not respect the rights of everyone including the women and the poor that continue to try to bring it down including through peaceful ad
in california statewide. >> to toyota settled with our orders over unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. >> and a glass agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features to compensate owners. >> drivers to toyota because floor mats for getting stuck, causing their vehicles to accelerate. >> under the agreement, toyota will a solid brick override system. >> the company will also set up a fund of to a $1 million to compensate former toward your honour'toyao ota owners whd their cars at a reduced the a because of the negative publicity. >> >> will come belcome back. the e is 4:15. >> christmas is behind us now be wondering what to do with your christmas tree. >> and san francisco it is a quick restart very second. >> for two weeks after that, the city will become trees and left on the curb. >> all lights, ornaments and tinsel must be off the tree. >> the tree is not good for composting is too acidic. >> the trees will be turned into wood chips will to be burn for alternative energy fuel. san francisco runs the oldest christmas tree recycling program the country. >> t
up. >> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> the wizards are like the walking wounded. now, and not just from the 4-24 record. jordan crawford the latest casualty, sitting out the game in chicago with a left ankle injury. washington kept a close. the third quarter okafor gets the pass and hit the jumper, part of an 11-0 run. fourth quarter just look at butler. baseline, nothing but net. the bulls with a nine-point lead 87-77, they win. the navy midshipmen off to a rocky start of the season, winning seven of their last eight, but the clock struck midnight tonight at the craft comparable. -- at the kraft hunger bowl. the offense, no chance, taylor kelly, four touchdown passes, three of them to ross. that was one of them, 50-yard bomb. turn on the television, walk to the subway even look at a stop sign, rg3 is pretty much everywhere in washington. only the second rookie in washington history to make the pro bowl. the lowest interception percentage one of the records. he only has five this season. also the highest passer rating and highest comp
cash. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> everybody knows by now the redskins-cowboys game is for the whole ball of wax. it is what you dream of as a competitor, winner-take-all. football in washington is relevant again, but the redskins are a young football team. its best players are rookies. experience will count a little extra in a game like this. that is why it is so important to have high time tested veterans. >> we were able to do what we did because we had the opportunity. an opportunity strikes and you have a chance, take a vintage of it. that is what we have been doing for the last six weeks. that is what we plan on doing going out and taking care of it the way it comes to us. >> what a great scene that will be on sunday. virginia tech played rutgers in the russell athletic ball. it was a sloppy offensive but tenaciously defensive ball game. watch logan thomas. fuller lays it in there. touchdown. they beat the rutgers in overtime. 20 straight bowl games for the coach. nice win tonight for virginia tech. cgi of. it is friday, and the wizard
on the road looking for their fifth win. sports is coming out. >> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> it all comes down to tomorrow for the redskins, the third time the last five years the cowboys are planning for a playoff berth in their last game of the regular-season. the redskins are not going to let them steal a victory. rg3 all smiles with chris cooley, knowing they have a tough task ahead of them. two touchdowns against philadelphia, and he knows what the rest of the team and santana moss this is a huge task and it is one the city feeds off of. >> the city is different when you win. that is something you want to be part of. we have a lot of diehard redskins fans, and lord knows what they have been going through. there is nothing like losing an going to work and all of that pressure, sitting in the office. we feel the same way as players. i am sure there are excited about the opportunity. >> trent williams will have his hands full tomorrow. the cowboys have cleared the defensive end ware for the game. he left last week with a shoulder inju
.com today. >> and now the toyota sports desk. brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> the redskins have been eliminated from the wild card race, thanks to chicago's win over detroit this afternoon. to grant joins us live from fedex field. >> the state has been set. it is the dallas cowboys and washington redskins. it is winner-take-all. the other team stays home. six wins in a row means nothing now. all those numbers to of heard about with dallas, 2 and 10 over the last 12 years in the final game, means nothing now. i will tell you what means something, turnovers. that will be the key to this ball game. it is about what they do tonight. it is tonight that matters. >> i cannot express my feelings until we got accomplish what we're trying to accomplish. when that happens, a be able to tell you and show you how i feel. >> i told the guys, do not play this up so big that you cannot see -- do not go out and play scared. you have to play like to have nothing to lose. that is what we have done the past six weeks. >> all the marbles indeed. take a look at the quarterback matchup. rg3 and t
of the week. temperature's only in the upper 30's. >> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> folks are still giddy after last night. >> the dust may have settled from last night's victory, but it will not be for long. the redskins a host the seattle seahawks sunday at 4:30. the redskins love the win as much as they love hearing about romo's interceptions. the winning streak is more impressive. it is something even the most veterans have never experienced. >> i've not been part of a culture -- a team that said, it is about us this week. >> we had to whein 11 in a row. >> we have a chance to special things. >> it is really unbelievable. rg3 rushed for a touchdown on one leg. he is not 100% yet. the locker room will tell you and he is not your ordinary iraqi. he brings a lot more to the table it -- your ordinary rookie. he brings a lot more to the table in leadership. >> everybody had the same mindset. we have to win and that is all that matters. the redskins will step up and make it happen. >> the franchise single season rushing record. he was on fire.
of toyota are heading higher after the u.s. settled a class action lawsuit. the $1 billion payment is already priced in. okay. welcome to "worldwide exchange." plenty of news to watch out of washington. all of this week, we thought it would be a quiet one. but i won't be inside the beltway if they want to get something done. the u.s. will hit the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling come monday. in a letter to congressional leaders, geithner says treasury will begin taking steps to save the government about $2 billion. geithner says it's harder to predict a time frame because the ongone fiscal cliff talks make it difficult to forecast next year's budget. among the measures treasury will take including suspending state and local government securities and investments in the federal employee pension funds. those don't sound like good practices going forward. president obama meanwhile arrives back in washington after cutting short his christmas vacation in hawaii. congress is back in town, but little progress was made over the holiday to avoid the fiscal cliff and no talks have been set. the se
the limit until a fiscal deal is reached and the economy can save off the debt. >> let's talk about toyota? >> owners of 60 million lexus and cars from 1998 to 2010 may be getting some cash. toyota has agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to settle a class action lawsuit. toyota will create a fund for retrofitting more than 3 million cars of technology that makes it easier for them to stop. in late 2009, all of 20010 due to lower resail value of the car. toyota has not admitteded any guilt on this topic. >> they get a big chunk of change and the car owners a little bit. >> for many passengers air travel is about finding the cheeps air fair. as airlines offer more and more add-ons from early boarding to premium seating to baggage fees that ability to comparison shop is pretty much impossible. the on-line ticketers like expedia and other bits complain airlines won't provide them to see information the simple way. they are taking up the issue this comes as the airline industry wants to change the rules of the game by collecting personal data on you and how you like to fly and giving you
, toyota expects to sell nearly 10 million vehicles this year, bouncing back from a disaster-struck 2011. the numbers released this week underlined toyota's motor corp. 's solid turnaround from the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami in japan in 2011 that hurt sales and underlined the japanese automaker's ambitions. toyota recently reached a settlement of more than $1 billion to resolve hundreds of lawsuits from toyota owners who said the value of their cars and trucks plunged after the recalls. and finally, four major retailers agreed to recall baby recliners linked to infant deaths. amazon.com, bye-bye baby, toys r us are recalled nap nannies generation 1 and 2 and the chill model infant recliners. they are linked to at least five infant deaths. the manufacturer has gone out of business. the retailers agreed to refund of the -- to refund the item purchased from the website. >> people in thailand are celebrating the new year with a show of lights. check out the seventh annual lantern festival. this year's theme was colors of the south. that meant there were lights from chin
he's seeing exchanges and people using their gift cards. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 toyota acceleration problems and major settlements involving hundreds of lawsuits. >> extreme weather. a powerful winter storm pounding the mid section and tornadoes ripping through the gulf coast. >> a mother protected her children from a stray bullet attending church talks to abc 7 news from the hospital. >> and outside we go on this wednesday, day after christmas. looking live at the skyway now. lefthand side of the screen heading towards the bay bridge. folks heading to, from work, others taking a sweater back that didn't fight quite right for christmas. stay with us. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues in just a moment. >>> toyota reached a settlement in the case involving hundreds of lawsuits over acceleration problems. an attorney says it's worth more than $1 billion, the largest settlement in u.s. history. toyota recalled 14 million vehicles world wide, because of acceleration problems in several models and brake defect was the prius. a judge must approve this settlem% despite recalls toyo
of flights canceled, and highway traffic snarled. $1.1 billion toyota agrees to settle a class action lawsuit over unintended acceleration and also installed new safety features and a shark tank in a shopping mall explodes, sending sharks flying everywhere and shoppers running for their lives. newsroom starts now. >>> good morning, i'm carol costello. jobless claims fall to a four-year low. alison kosik joins us from the new york stock exchange to tell us more. >> this winds up being a big improvement for jobless claims number falling 12,000 last week to 350,000, and what that means is that the level now is close to the lowest level since the early part of the recession, so it really shows these layoffs are slowing. something interesting has been happening in the past several weeks. the claims numbers have spiked, and then have slowly been settling down and that was mostly because of superstorm sandy. so today with the level at this more palatable sort of level at 350,000 the big question is will today be just a blip or will this be the beginning of a trend, and that's what you really want to
there's been this rebound in car sales in the united states for toyota. gains coming from lexus and camry models. a lot of this may have to do with pent-up demand. during the recession and when gas prices have been very high, americans held back from buying more cars and more toyotas. but this is nothing new between gm and toyota. this has been a running theme with them. they've been neck and neck for years. toyota lost the top spot to gm in 2011. in part because of the earthquake and the tsunami in japan. now toyota is closer to reclaiming the title as the world's biggest carmaker. and this is really notable because toyota's had lots of problems, numerous recalls, it's paid millions of dollars in fines for safety recalls and safety issues. it even had a boycott by some chinese buyers over a territorial dispute. now it looks like its worldwide sales are expected to hit 9.7 million. and gm is a bit behind, on track to sell around 9.3 million cars around the world this year. interestingly enough, though, gm was really going strong for most of this year. and for some reason, as it
. and as you can see, materials and industrials were also weak. toyota got the okay from a u.s. judge on that massive class action settlement. the lawsuit was brought by car owners who lost value on their cars because of sudden, unintended acceleration problems. toyota shares fell 0.5% to just above $92 per share. apple says it will withdraw patent claims against a new samsung phone after the company said it will not sell the phone in the u.s. but apple shares still sold off, down more than $5 to $509. barnes and noble says british media company pearson is making a $90 million investment in its nook media unit. that's about a 5% stake. back in april, microsoft made a $300 million investment in the unit. looking at the players: shares of barnes and noble jumped more than 4% to almost $15 a share. pearson slipped a fraction. and microsoft lost 1.5%. wal-mart plans to start monitoring the warehouses of subcontractors it uses here in the u.s. the program stems from complaints of poor worker treatment at the warehouses. shares of wal-mart fell slightly closing at $67.61. some turbulence i
. >> some breaking news coming to us. if you drive a toyota, they have agreed to pay $1.1 billion in settlement of a class-action lawsuit taken out against the company by u.s. car drivers. there was a mass recall. the deal will cover the cost of installing a free break override system and millions of vehicles affected by that recall and cash payments to those who sold their vehicles or decide to say no to the break override system. you'll remember toyota has had several problems of the past 18 months or so. it looks like it is agreeing to pay $1.1 billion to settle a class-action -- that is an american legal concept which has spread where all the people affected by the same problem get together and they go through the american legal system. we will get more on that as soon as we can. within the last few hours, the former south african president, nelson mandela, has been discharged from hospital. he spent several weeks and treatment. he also had an operation to remove gall stones. he was in good spirits when visited by the current president on christmas day. a statement said that h
. >> tonight, toyota is a step closer to paying a billion dollars legal settlement. a district judge has given preliminary approval to this class action lawsuit. 14million cars were recalled worldwide. final approval of the settlement is not expected until june. >>> when it comes to cars, have you noticed anything different on the roads? well cbs5 reporter joe vasquez shows us luxury is a popular ride. >> latest attributes is an all wheel drive season. >> reporter: this holiday has been a joyride. >> we are very excited about sales. cars are flying all the shelves. >> reporter: what about the possibility of feed bumps caused by an economic stalemate in washington? >> i don't think our consumers are concerned about the fiscal cliff. they just want to buy. >> reporter: that goes for the higher end luxury cars like this 2013 bently continental. high end cars will make up 16% of retail vehicles sold in december up from 15.3% last month. a year ago, it was 14.8%. so that's a little over 1% increase year to year. >> people are buying because we have lots of new models. >> reporter: luxury car sales
%." toyota will pay $1.1 billion to settle dozens of cases related to sudden acceleration. but it's not the end of the carmaker's troubles. the proposed billion-dollar deal is considered the larget ever paid by an auto maker. it covers toyota and lexus owners claiming the value of their cars was hurt by potential defects that could cause the car to suddenly go out of control at high speeds. it does not cover dozens of wrongful death lawsuits or personal injury cases. the l.a. times reports at least one of those cases goes to trial this spring. 2013 is being pegged as "the year of the truck." car review site edmunds.com is predicting that the improving housing market will help boost truck sales. it is also estimating that overall auto sales will hit 15 million, an increase of 4% from 2012. the head of the epa is resigning after 4 action-packed years. lisa jackson is expected to step down early next year. she is giving no reason for leaving the office, although there is some speculation. as the obama administrations chief environmental watchdog, jackson's tenure includes high- profi
. do not reveal your behavior if you want to be anonymous. >> toyota is saddling a class action lawsuit. lawmakers gear up to tackle the fiscal cliff on capitol hill. >> the fiscal cliff deadline is inching closer. the aviation industry is not worried. they say they will not face immediate destruction. the defense industry urging congress to shift its attention from the cuts than to fighting over taxes. if the cuts take effect, many jobs would be lost. starbucks taking a stand on the cliff. asking customers to write "come together" on cups. toyota will take a $1.1 billion charge to settle a lawsuit that has to do with more than 10 million vehicles because of unintended acceleration. good news for the housing market. homes i use will rise as much as 2.5% nationwide. they expect 2013 to be a seller's market. the best places to buy include cleveland and philadelphia. i'm ellen braitman with the bloomberg business report. >> 5:22. support pours into newtown, connecticut. a memorial that includes every gift and a letter. don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of
fresh. >> and now, the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> redskins head coach mike shanahan took a lot of heat in his first two seasons. it is pretty much all four got now. you cannot forget the haynesworth conditioning test, but his message to the players in the by week sparked a turnaround. that seven-game winning streak is so impressive, there are reports of contract extensions for shanahan very soon in the off-season, whenever that starts. he coached three other great quarterbacks and has led some great teams. this year, he will tell you, is very special. >> it is so rewarding to come in and try to put something together seeing the guys excited and the coaching staff so excited. it is great to work for. seeing a lot of guys making different steps in the offense defense stepping up and accomplishing something, we feel very good about it. >> 99th rose bowl in pasadena. the freshmen out of gonzaga 43 yards. hogan shakes off a nasty hit, but he seems ok. next play, stanford gets a 14-0 lead. >> being able to hand the ball to taylor, having a great offensi
dollar class action settlement against toyota motor company. toyota says the deal will resolve hundreds of lawsuits from motorists who say the value of their vehicles dropped after a series of recalls. owners will receive information about the settlement and possibly cash. >>> well imagine opening a box and finding a letter inside from someone begging you to help them. that's what happened to a woman who says she was getting ready to decorate her house for halloween. she found the letter in a halloween grave yard kit. when she opened it up this year, she found a letter in broken english asking her to send the letter along to a human rights organization. >> the headstones were approximately 18 inches tall, 12 inches wide. and there were two of them put together, and the note was slipped in the middle of them. and then that whole package was wrapped in sealed cellophane. >> the note claimed that the halloween stuff was made in a labor camp in china. the writer explained that the workers worked 7 days a week for 15 hours with no breaks. she asked friends on facebook what to do about it and
representing toyota owners announce ad tentative settlement with the auto maker today worth more than $1 billion. the settlement would avoid a trial involving accusations that toyota sold cars it knew had defective accelerators. . >>> in spite of that ongoing lawsuit, a series of raults and the biggest safety find in u.s. history, toyota motors predicts it will reclaim the title of world's biggest car maker in a year. toyota says when fourth quarter figures are in, it will have the lead at 9.9 million vehicles. >>> new numbers from the u.s. department of transportation suggests airlines are making a lot of money charging for baggage. the figures show airlines have made $2.6 billion this year on bag fees. that's up 77 million from the same period last year. members of the congress have proposed requiring airlines accept at least one checked bag for free. air carriers say they need the money to offset fuel costs. >>> federal regulators are seeking further analysis in trying to determine if the nuclear plant in southern california should be restarted. they were shut town after a small radia
that arrest, the driver crashed into a white toyota at 21st and vaness. and surveillance video captured that crash as it happened. this all started with an earlier short of shots fired. police later pulled that driver over. but they say the driver sped away. >> he is now responsible for the deaths of at least two people. the third in life threatening condition. >> a 26-year-old pedestrian who was walk into that liquor store died at the scene. there was two people in the toyota. the driver suffered life threatening injuries. >>> our time 5:05. sal is back. he knows all about our commute. it is a cold, cold morning. >> you know what happens, dave and claudine, when it's so cold we may have black ice someone's sprinkler head is going off in an area where it's freezing. you might run into it unfortunately or run into black ice. steve will be here with the details. just be careful out there. it's clear though. some of the pictures we're about to show you are pretty far away on westbound 80 as you heads head out to the mccarthur maze. if you are driving on 80 westbound, it looks pretty good.
century fox television and toyota. captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org this prescription is blurry. hi, schmidt. is that you in tailored, grown-up clothing? yeah. mama's gonna ride this blazer all the way to a tutoring job. thank goodness. i almost thought i was gonna have to loan you money. well, i said tutoring job, not venture capitalist. proud of you nonetheless. thanks. (sighs quietly) what the hell? okay. all right, nick, very funny. quite the prankster you are. ha! i'm gonna hit your ass with a ski! winston? get some. >>> you are looking live at the u.s. capital where the impasse over taxes is finally over. the house voted at 11:00 p.m. washington time and approved a deal averting the dreaded fiscal cliff. good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. the fiscal cliff is now a done deal. the president spoke 20 minutes later. >> a central premise of my campaign for president was to change the tax code that was too skewed toward the wealthy at the expense of working middle class americans. tonight we've done that. >>
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